Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and render our college football selections and that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the last week of display NFL football is somewhat lackluster in comparison to a regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the best teams in the nation, plus a legendary soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my buddy Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a bet about the Steelers while the Titans were supported by me. We have been swapping wins forth and back so it appears like it is my turn to the golden wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a public road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the favorite, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where it is now offered at a solid -20 across the board at all the best online sportsbooks.
You are currently leaning on the Cardinals although doug, I like the Irish. Other than the place do you believe Louisville will hang with the boys out of South Bend?
Doug Upstone: Yes, Swinger, IMO and at least a successful win, said a lot about the direction of the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to real football, in which the matches count and so will our recordings on this one.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville used to perform against competitions that are big-name? They held their own and engineered several upsets. These were enjoyable games to watch and also the Cardinals were an club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its counterfeit (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than a three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked wonders at Appalachian State and will be out win matches and to alter the civilization. This will not happen right away as the ability level is down in theVille. Nonethelessthis is a major moment for Louisville, a group which has the chance.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I enjoy Hassan Hall as the direct running back. The defense, well, which makes me more nervous than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9. You have up your Irish please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest flying in this match. Scott Satterfield is presently in the big leagues and hes got a team last year, where they went winless in ACC activity coming off of a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it.
While that could eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it to the CFP this past year and possessed one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The Irish offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
So, my question is, how is a cop such as Pass who is slow to release, supposed to get some traction against a swarming Irish defense? Especially when hes working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I see no way, shape or form in which Louisville will be able to keep up with this Golden Domers and I am desperate for prodigious handicapping experience and the brand new wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to see in your last sentence you are coming over to the bright side of sports gambling, or you are just being the identical shrewd a** you usually are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by college football picks. Im the first to realize Louisville wasnt only 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS and completely sucked last season.
Like he composed to the Atlanta Falcons, but that staff COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A trainer and his team will be sold by Satterfield on creating a statement, with this being a game. Louisville does have to trust the Irish will take them and never have a lot of fight.
Let us also consider, Brian Kelly with all the gold and blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also when decked out 20 or more specimens, a ATS. This defense you said might improve as the season progresses but substituting five starters, even when you dont/cant amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was a bit facetious because though you have an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville might be greater but Id submit that they are coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their deplorable record rendered by an coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for certain and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but on occasion the general public is correct, and in this instance they definitely are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, next week, lets see what happens on Monday when the Irish come ready to rumble in Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)